ISLAMABAD: The International Labour Organization (ILO) on Wednesday decided to launch a training programme for imparting entrepreneurial skills to budding entrepreneurs in Pakistan. The decision to this effect was taken during a meeting between Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar and ILO Country Director Ingrid Christensen, said a news release. Both the officials, during the meeting, agreed on devising a mechanism for ensuring mutual cooperation in that regard. They explored different means and ways for perusal of the Kamyab Jawan Programme (KPJ)’s soft loan scheme, annual review and its impacts on the youth. It is pertinent to mention that there had been a massive increase in opening of new businesses across the country after a large number of youth has received soft loans under the YES. Recently, SAPM Usman Dar has said that the government had so far helped over 13,000 youth open their own businesses by disbursing loans amounting to Rs 17 billion under the KJP. At least 100,000 young people had reaped benefits of the programme directly, he added.